The Land of Common Sense

Faraway

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Long ago and faraway, in the Land of Common Sense, there lived a people who guided their lives by the principles of The Book. They cherished The Book, and had kept its words faithfully for hundreds of years.  They taught The Book and its stories and principles to their children and their children’s children, and they learned to work together in harmony because they loved The Book.

More important, they loved the Author of The Book.

But one day, some people from the Land of Let’s Pretend came into the Land of Common Sense.  They did not love The Book or its Author, and they began to talk to the people about how old-fashioned The Book was. They said the Author was dead, and no one who had any education  followed The Book any more.  It was just fables and myths, after all, and scientist from the Land of Let’s Pretend agreed that The Book was no longer relevant to modern man.

Then a terrible thing occurred.  Other people from the Land of Let’s Pretend attacked the Land of Common Sense, and there was a long and horrible war.  Much blood was shed, and there was constant grieving throughout the Land of Common Sense. The people began to doubt The Book and the Author, and to accept the idea that The Book was outdated and useless.  Soon, they gave in to the constant pressure from the people of the Land of Let’s Pretend, and they no longer studied The Book or taught it to their children.  They became just like the people from the Land of Let’s Pretend.

There was, though, a small group of people who still valued The Book, and they studied their hidden copies faithfully.  They prayed to the Author, and after some years had passed, those people began to speak more openly about The Book and the Author.

There was trouble in the land. There was drought, and famine. There was disease, and there was murder and other horrible crimes.  Finally, even the people from the Land of Let’s Pretend began to beg for answers.

Guess Who they turned to?  They began to sing “God (for that’s Who the Author was) bless our land.  God help us.  God, protect us from evil.  Save our children.  Please, God. . . .”

And as the hearts of the people began to turn back to The Author, they regained their common sense and began to read The Book again.

What they found was that The Book had all the answers they needed.  They simply had to look for those answers.  And slowly, a little at a time, the people of the Land of Common Sense took back their country and their beliefs, and the people from the Land of Let’s Pretend started to leave and return to their own country.

Not everyone lived happily ever after, though. Even people with plenty of common sense sometimes forget about The Book and the Author.

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